Kōkiri 19 – Rau Tau: The Brotherhood

Published in Kōkiri 19, Hōngongoi - Hereturikōka 2010

No matter whether a player took the field season after season or came on as a substitute for 10 minutes, the men share a common bond – having worn a New Zealand Māori jersey. The brotherhood experienced by Māori players by pulling on a black jersey with a silver fern now spans a century. Players have a whakapapa to one another – by blood, from team to team, from position to position.

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